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The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill repealing nearly a dozen outdated federal laws still on the books that target Native Americans. Though as KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, none have generally been enforced in decades.


School Board Members In Navajo Community Accused Of Theft

Oct 29, 2019
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Three school board members in a small Navajo community in New Mexico are facing federal charges amid accusations they claimed thousands of dollars in travel reimbursements for meetings that did not happen or that the trio did not attend.

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Animal rights advocates have released a video that purports to show mistreatment of horses and mules hauling tourist gear to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the tribe has faced numerous allegations in recent years of pack animal abuse.


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A bipartisan effort in Congress seeks to repeal several archaic federal laws that specifically discriminate against Native Americans. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, many of the outdated statutes were passed more than a century ago. 


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A U.S. House committee has rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to defund a Native American scholarship program. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it was the second time the White House has tried to eliminate the Higher Education Grant. 


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